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Monthly Archives: December 2011

No Motion to Dismiss in Facebook “Sponsored Stories” Case

Posted in Class Action Litigation, Online Advertising

Written by Jake Romero California district judge Lucy Koh has rejected a motion to dismiss brought by Facebook, Inc. in response to a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs Angel Fraley, et al. alleging that Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” violate California’s Right to Publicity Statute (CA Civil Code §3334). Sponsored Stories are paid advertisements containing the name and… Continue Reading

Major FTC Enforcement Action – Record Fines

Posted in Uncategorized

(laugh alert) Jeff Jarvis of  the Huffington Post reports on a record fine levied by the Federal Trade Commission against one S. Claus for maintaining a database of children’s names, addresses, ages, solicited online and sorted by naughty or nice.   According to Jarvis, Mr. Claus commented, “What’s the worst they can do?  Cookie me?”       Enjoy the post —… Continue Reading

Things to do in 2012: Questions to Ask of Cloud Vendors

Posted in Data Breach Notification, Data Compliance & Security, European Union, HIPAA/HITECH, Security

Adoption of cloud computing is certainly on the increase — but 2011 has seen evidence of some of the risks associated with moving to the cloud.   Notable among the year’s data breaches was the breach at e-mail marketer Epsilon Data.      To quickly refresh your memory, Epsilon was the victim of a hacking attack, and once… Continue Reading

Longer may not always be better: Congressmen question Facebook’s prolix privacy policy

Posted in Privacy Regulation

Following on the heels of Facebook’s landmark settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives has apparently read the “new and improved” Facebook privacy policy and were not impressed. Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Ed Markey (D-MA), Joe Barton (R-TX), and Diana DeGette (D-CO), sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark… Continue Reading

Video: The Changing Threat Landscape

Posted in Security

To bring you up-to-date on what security professionals see as threats to the enterprise, our friends at Threatpost have produced an interesting video that can be viewed here.   It’s worth a look.